Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $350,000)
Through the OVC FY 2017 Action Partnerships for National Membership, Professional Affiliation, and Community Service Organizations: Post-Conviction Services to Victims of Crime solicitation, OVC will support grantees who are developing and delivering training and resources that address the crime victims needs and gaps in services during the post-conviction period. Grantees will seek to remedy these gaps through online or in person training, technical assistance, conferences, regional forums, and/or video resources.
The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) will implement the Post-Conviction Victims Rights Knowledge, Access and Enforcement project. The three goals of the initiative are to: 1) design and disseminate and online interactive, post-conviction victims rights enforcement toolkit and educational resource guide; 2) provide technical assistance regarding post-conviction victims rights questions in the form of research, writing and case consultation; and 3) host an in-person legal training institute on victims post-conviction rights. NCVLI proposes to work closely with the National Association of Victim Assistance In Corrections, Healing Justice, and the National Conference of State Legislatures.